You don’t have to look far to find good Music, the internet is full of free streaming apps in abundance. Some of them, however, transcend into great streaming apps. Shall we look at some?
On a side note, some of these apps are only available in the US, so if you’re not American you can use Smart DNS Proxy to bypass this geo-restriction.
Also, all of these apps are available for free, and most are compatible with both Android and iOS.
So, here are 5 great streaming apps for music that are actually worth it. And ‘great’ being a keyword here. None of that Foo Fighters nonsense.
Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services. You can either stream ad-supported free music or pay $9.99 to play on demand ad-free music along with offline playback and 256kbps playback.
Some unique features of Spotify include:
The private listening mode where you can keep your songs private and listen to all your guilty pleasures like any of Tay Tay’s tunes.
Another one I like is the Discover weekly thing, where Spotify curates a playlist for you with music that you could you like. And I’ve to say, their algorithm is quite good actually. So far, it’s pretty accurate.
Spotify is available for the web, has a desktop app and, of course, on Android and smartphone. However, it still is only available in few countries mostly from the US and Europe, but you can always get Spotify in any country with Smart DNS Proxy. We have a video on how to do it, a link to that is in the description of the video. Check it out.
Another popular music streaming app is Pandora.
Once you open up the app, you need to create a new station, in which you need to add your favorite artist, genre or track in the search box on the homepage. Say, Pink Floyd. Pandora creates a radio station for you that includes music from Pink Floyd and a similar band like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, etc.
Like Spotify, Pandora's has an ad-supported free version, or you can pay $4.99 a month for the Plus version and you get access to unlimited skips, unlimited replays, and higher quality audio. But if you want even more, you can opt for the Premium version which gives you access to the entire song database and lets you take your music offline.
Pandora is available for both Android and iOS. Give it a go.
Okay, so SoundCloud is a tad different from Spotify and Pandora.
SoundCloud curates music from independent artists, so the library is even bigger than Spotify; however, it'll take you some time to find the right music for you.
In fact, we get most of the background music for our YouTube channel from SoundCloud. And while it was hard to find the perfect music at first, once you do follow few artists that you like, SoundCloud algorithm automatically suggest similar artists in your feed.
Also, most songs are free to use for commercial purpose, you know, just in case you have a YouTube channel. The free version of SoundCloud is ad-supported, but you can always remove the ads and add offline listening by paying $9.99 per month.
SoundCloud is available on Android, iOS and the web.
4. Google Play Music
If you are someone who just wants to listen to their old-fashion music, then Google Play Music is your best bet.
Now, don't get me wrong, Google Play Music is a complete package, just like Apple music. Google Play Music also lets you search for music or artists to start streaming immediately.
But the unique feature about Google Play Music is that you can upload up to 50,000 of your own songs to the Google server and then stream them from anywhere. Ad-free.
Just like any other streaming service, if you decide to use it to stream on-demand music, you will have to sit through occasional ads which you can remove by paying for a subscription of $9.99 per month.
Check it out, it’s available for both Android and iOS.
5. Amazon Music
Amazon Music is the weird one in the list.
I mean, if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you have access to Prime Music for free.
It's kind of similar to Spotify and Google Play Music where you can search and play your favorite songs but with two major differences: there aren't any ads, and the catalog is much smaller than Spotify or Google Play Music. How small? Well, the free version of Amazon music has 2 million songs, while Apple music has 30 million songs.
In my experience, if you listen to popular bands like Metallica and Pink Floyd etc., you can easily find them on Amazon Music.
The Prime members can get the larger streaming library for the discounted price of $3.99 per month.
Overall, if you are a Prime customer, it makes sense to try out Amazon Music.
Amazon Music is available for web, Android, iOS, Fire devices and, of course, Amazon Echo series.
BONUS - Radio Garden
Unlike the other ones, Radio Garden is not a music streaming app; rather it’s a live radio app. This app lets you stream radio from around the world. When you open the app, you can see a globe with lots of green dots. When you zoom in and tap, you tune into the radio stations broadcasting from that city, which is pretty cool and made it into the selection. Give it a go. It’s free and available both on Android and iOS.
A few more apps to choose from
Now, this one is not just music streaming service, I mean yes, you can stream music with Shoutcast app that gives you access to over 89,000 radio stations from across the world.
But what makes this one tick is you start your radio station. The service is entirely free.
SHOUTcast is available on Android and Web. Check it out.
If you like streaming music from YouTube a lot, then Musi is the app for you.
Now, before we begin, Musi is only available for iPhone (sorry Android users).
The app lets you add videos from YouTube and SoundCloud to your own custom playlists. What is unique about Musi is that it can keep playing music when you close the YouTube app.
Our favorite feature, though, has to be the sleep timer. Perfect if you are like me who listens to YouTube before going to bed.
Go check out Musi. It’s on iPad and iPhone.
This is another very famous music app which lets you listen to various radio stations all around the world. The app is ad-supported, which can be a letdown for some of you but its coolness makes up for everything. The variety that you get here is unmatched, you can listen to music, podcasts and live internet radio all under one roof but what makes it different is the car mode which converts the app into 4 huge icons which make it easy to operate while you are driving a car. The presence of features like Chromecast and Google Home support and using radio streams as an alarm is a unique add onto this app.
So those were our picks for Five Great Free Streaming Apps for Music. Let us know which one caught your eye in the comments section below.
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